Keeping you in the picture – Update 1

Keeping you in the picture – Update 1

Hi, I hope you are all keeping safe, well and positive in these uncertain times?   
As the workshop is closed during the lockdown, it’s giving me some time to explore some additional framing services I can offer my customers when I re-open.
I am often asked if I have ready made frames in stock to purchase. It’s something I did not offer in the past for a number of reasons;
1.   Storage is limited at the workshop. 2.   The vast frame selection would be unmanageable. 3.  Overwhelming workload prior to lockdown (no time to make stock frames). 
These are only a few of the factors that prevented me from offering the “Ready Made Frame” product.
So, the lockdown has given me time to formulate a plan!
I’m delighted to offer Ready Made Frames when the workshop re-opens.
There will be a selection of colours and standard frame sizes available to purchase on-line (click & collect) and at the workshop. Unfortunately there will not be a delivery/postage option.

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Workshop Closure – Government Advice – COVID-19

Workshop Closure – Government Advice – COVID-19

Framing Unlimited has been monitoring the COVID-19 Virus on a daily basis and taking advice from Public Health England and the Government to ensure my customers are kept safe.
Government Announcement. 
In light of the announcement made by the Prime Minister on Monday 23rd March 2020 with regards to the mandatory lockdown of the United Kingdom, I have had to closed the workshop for the foreseeable future. 
More information on the Government’s advice can be found at GOV.uk
Frame Orders. My picture framing service has been categorised as a non essential service, hence closure of the workshop. If you have recently placed an order for frames and not yet collected them, rest assured they are safely stored. Completion of all orders and collections will resume when the Government communicates that I can reopen the workshop. I encourage you to connect with me for regular updates through either; 
Facebook
www.facebook.com/framingunlimited
Website
www.framingunlimited.co.uk
Email
[email protected]
I would like to thank you in advance for you patience and understanding during these very difficult times.
Please stay safe. Best wishes Dave 

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Christmas 2019 Opening Details

Christmas 2019 Opening Details

As the cold weather sets in, which means only one thing, Christmas is fast approaching!! I would like to make you aware of Framing Unlimited's Christmas Holiday opening details. The workshop will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 18th of December 2019. Opening again from...

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August Bank Holiday Opening Times

I would like to make you aware of my August Bank Holiday Opening Times .
We will be taking an extended bank holiday break to spend some quality time together.
The workshop will close at 5:00pm on Friday 23th of August 2019.
Opening again on Wednesday 28th August 2019 at 9:00am. As always I appreciate your patience and understanding..
Have a great bank holiday weekend.
Best wishes
Dave
Framing Unlimited

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Box Framing a British Military No2’s Uniform Jacket

Box Framing a British Military No2’s Uniform Jacket

A friend and local business owner recently completed some military medal mounting for Lloyd, an ex-serving soldier from Newark, Nottingham. 
They struck up a conversation and Lloyd shared an idea he had for a retirement gift for a very good friend of his. They hatched a plan to produce a retirement gift with the WOW factor!
During the conversation, George who owns McKay’s Kilts and Medal in Consett, suggested using my framing services to help create the gift.
Lloyd  visited my workshop the very same day to discuss the options.To cut a long story short, the images you see in this post are of the finished item. Working together helped get the WOW factor and more!!

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Summer Holiday Details

Summer Holiday Details

I think you will agree with me, when I say that summer has definitely arrived!
What is Framing Unlimited’s plans for the summer?
In previous years the workshop has closed for a 2 week period over the summer. This year is going to be slightly different. The workshop will close for 1 or 2 days on specific dates (giving you as much notice as possible) throughout the summer months.
If you plan to visit the workshop over the coming months I strongly recommend dropping me a message to confirm open times.
Date for your diary
Workshop will close from 12:30pm on Wednesday 31st July 2019 – Open again from 9:00am on Friday 2nd August 2019.
As always, I appreciate your patience and understanding.

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Local History Framed

Local History Framed

Invitation to view an item I’ve framed.
So…….. I received a call from a customer who I recently framed a large flag for.
Tom, who is a key member in my local community presented a Boys Brigade Flag to be framed at my workshop. The flag was discovered during recent renovation works at West Pelton Methodist Church. The church is literally 30 steps from my family home.
On completion, Tom promised an invite to view the framed flag once it was hung in the church. 
I very rarely get the opportunity to view something I’ve framed once it leaves the workshop.
It was humbling to see the framed flag in the church and to listen to the positive feedback it received.

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Early Summer Break

Early Summer Break

I would like to make you aware of my fast approaching family holiday and how it will affect the opening times of the workshop.
We will be taking our family holiday a little earlier this year to enjoy some quality time together and to celebrate with our son Declan, who has recently completed of his GCSE exams.
The workshop will close at 1:00pm on Saturday 29th of June 2019
Opening again on Monday 8th July 2019 at 9:00am.
As always I appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
Best wishes
Dave

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Easter Holiday 2019

Easter Holiday 2019

With the Easter break just around the corner I’d like to make you aware of the workshop opening times over the Easter period.
As you may already know, I run the workshop on my own, but do have occasional help. I believe family time is very important, therefore I will be closing the workshop over the easter period.
I understand how frustrating it can be when a shop closes for a short period of time, but I hope it does not cause too much frustration.The workshop will close at 5:00pm on Thursday 18th April 2019.
Opening again at 9:00am on Wednesday 24th April 2019,
I will be working flat out to complete all orders taken.Unfortunately I can not guarantee orders taken from the Saturday 13th of April 2019 will be ready for collection before I close for the easter break.
Thank you for your understanding.Wishing you a Happy Easter.
Best wishes Dave

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